Increase in Norovirus Activity in New Hampshire

The NH DHHS issued a health alert on February 5, regarding an increase in norovirus activity in New Hampshire.

NH Division of Public Health Services (NH DPHS) draws your attention to the following:

Key Points and Recommendations:

  • Increased awareness and vigilance for outbreaks of gastroenteritis in healthcare facilities, schools, and childcare settings, which may be caused by norovirus.
  • Strict adherence to infection control practices during a suspected outbreak.
  • Awareness of resources for institutional settings experiencing a gastrointestinal outbreak.
  • Timely reporting of all suspected outbreaks to the NH DHHS Bureau of Infectious Disease Control at 603-271-4496 (after-hours 603-271-5300).

Click here for the full DHHS alert.